Maison et Objet is just around the corner. The French capital opens its doors tomorrow for the world of design and eventfully celebrates it until the 22nd of January. If you are attending this honorable design event, you might be curious to know about what you will find tomorrow once you step foot in this iconic and marvelous design celebration, so Home Decor Ideas has just the most suitable guide for you. From all the luxury brands you need to know about to the most recent interior design trends and releases, this is the ultimate Maison et Objet guide for all the design lovers out there!
Top Exhibitors That You Need To Look For
Boca do Lobo
Hall 8 — Stand C3
Hall 7 — Stand F182 / G181
Hall 6 — Stand K86 / M85
Hall 6 — Stand K37
Hall 6 — Stand J46 / K45
Zaha Hadid Design
Hall 6 — Stand O22
Hall 8 — Stand C73
Hall 8 — Stand A65 / B66
Now that you are aware of the luxury brands that will be making the wonders of the true interior design lovers, let’s move towards to the get to know deeper and to nourish our knowledge aspect. Thanks to the help of experts in the field, Maison et Objet Paris counts once again with many conferences throughout the entire days of the event, that will provide to those who visit it an endless source of inspiration and knowledge.
Maison Et Objet Conferences 2019
“EXCUSE MY FRENCH! The art of “French paradox”
January 18, Friday (11:00-11:45 am) in Hall 7
Starting off Maison et Objet, Art de Vivre is the expression of a “Je ne sais quoi”, a contrarian view, a certain impertinence in the research for excellence. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Creativity!
“Designer of the year Sebastian Herkner: designing companions for life.”
January 18, Friday, (04:00 – 04:45pm) in Hall 7
This conference aims to look at the ten years spanning Sebastian Herkner’s career, discussing the values that have shaped his work, his love of craftsmanship, the importance of patience and why he designs companions for life.
“Normal Studio, Elemental Design”
January 20, Sunday (11:00-11:45 am) in Hall 7
From the recent remodeling of the Modern and Contemporary Design Galleries in the MAD in Paris to the design of industrial products or experimental projects, Normal Studio sets no limit to its creativity and puts the user at the center of the debate.
“Portugal – ElDorado Archi, Design and Craft?”
January 21, Monday (2:00-2:45pm) in Hall 7
It will be moderated by journalist Guy-Claude Agboton and it will count with the knowledge of interior architects from Oitoemponto, Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec as well as Joana Astolfi designer from Astolfi Studio and Amândio Pereira, founder of Covet Foundation.
Artur Miranda and Jacques Bec
When asked about why Portugal from all places, there is a common answer – craftsmanship. Curated by Covet Foundation, this conference’s goal is to showcase the best arts and crafts that Portugal has to offer and why these honorable people in the design world so much want to honor these techniques.
“French Design: an identity emerging from a collaboration between new designers and their editors.”
January 21, Monday (04:00-04:45 pm) in Hall 7
The question raised is: “Who are these new editors and how do they work with designers?” That’s what this conference proposes to answer, introducing us to the hidden editors who think and create tomorrow’s French design.
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Master Artisans and Artists
And because craftsmanship has always been a major highlight from Maison et Objet, it’s important to give recognition to the master artisans and artists that at this year’s first edition of this iconic trade fair will be presenting their pieces with a very contemporary design concept.
CRAFT – Métiers D’Art sector, Hall 5, this is the place you have to get yourself to if you’re in the search of some very uniquely crafted pieces.
Valerie Colas des Francs
Their creations are inspired by movement and often merge straw with other materials such as metal, stone, and leather. From them, expect to see furniture, lighting, wall panels, decorations, paintings, and even fashion accessories.
Since 2009, she created her collection of objects, lightings and mirror sculptures made of extraordinary and luxurious materials, where art and functionality are one.
This incredible master artisan works with wood and bronze, creating high-quality decorative art pieces using ancient craftsmanship techniques.
Manipulating steel, folding, cutting, welding, then polishing it until it shines or transforming the surfaces through rust or black hematite patinas, her sculptures reflect and respond to that nature.